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Faculty | B.S. in Engineering Physics

John Bloom

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering
  • Director, Science and Religion Program
  • Professor of Physics

  • Ph.D., Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA
  • B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

I am very interested in the integration of Christianity with the sciences. I am able to share this with both undergraduate and graduate students as the Chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department, and as the Academic Director for Biola's Master of Arts (Science and Religion) program. I live in La Mirada with my family, but some of my students think I live in my office.

Courses

  • Physics I and II
  • Physics of Sound
  • Astronomy
  • Christianity and the Natural Sciences
  • Scientific Apologetics
  • Advanced Seminar on Intelligent Design
  • Modern Physics, Cosmology and Design

Research Interests

  • Science and religion
  • Energy

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Xidong Chen

  • Professor of Physics

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Solid State Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S., Theoretical Physics, Shandong University

My love for physics was kindled by a high school physics teacher in China, where I was born and raised. I came to the United States to further my graduate studies in solid state physics. It was during my second semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that I became a Christian. As a professor, I desire to inspire students to love the beauty of physics and to challenge them to understand and think about the underlying order and structure in God's world. As a researcher, I use high resolution microscopy techniques and numerical methods to look at order in various materials, which in turn makes me more effective in my teaching.

Courses

  • PHSC 233 General Physics II Electricity and Magentism
  • PHSC 237 General Physics II Laboratory
  • PHSC 234 General Physics II Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
  • PHSC 318 Classical Mechanics
  • PHSC 331 Thermodynamics
  • PHSC 336 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • PHSC 340 Electrodynamics
  • PHSC 412 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • PHSC 480 Advanced Physics Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Theoretical understanding of surface dynamics.
  • Atomic force microscopy studies of cell structures.
  • Monte Carlo simulation studies of surfaces and interfaces.
  • Fluctuation electron microscopy studies of medium-range ordering in amorphous materials.

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Eric Hedin

  • Professor of Physics & Astronomy
  • Vice Chair for the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering

  • B.S. in Physics from Seattle Pacific University
  • M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington
  • Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington

Eric Hedin’s passion in teaching explores the topics of physics and astronomy in a way that highlights the harmony and design of nature. The laws of physics work together in remarkable concert to provide a universe that not only allows the existence of life, but also invites discovery of the hidden wisdom of its Creator. With more than 20 years of teaching experience in public and Christian...

Courses

Biola University

  • PHSC 110 Astronomy
  • PHSC 132 General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat
  • PHSC 316 Dynamics
  • PHSC 336 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • PHSC 412 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Ball State University

  • Astronomy
  • Modern Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Master’s/Honors Thesis

Taylor University

  • Creation: Science and the Bible
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics and Waves
  • Introduction to International Ministries

Research Interests

  • Computational Nano-Electronics
  • Higher-Dimensional Physics
  • Fusion Plasma Physics
  • Integrated Optics
  • Wind Power Feasibility Studies

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Stanley Ng

  • Instructor of Engineering
  • Manager of Laboratory Operations

  • M.S., Arizona State University
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., University of California, Irvine

Stanley Ng's career has revolved around engineering and healthcare. After spending time in academic and industry research in biomedical engineering and diagnostics, Ng now serves in higher education. His passion in teaching and mentorship for the next generation of students is derived from engaging small changes for large impact in the world of engineering and healthcare. As an advisor to...

Courses

  • Circuits & Instrumentation I
  • Circuits & Instrumentation II
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Physics I Laboratory
  • Physics II Laboratory
  • General Physics I Laboratory
  • General Physics II Laboratory 
  • Physical Science Survey Lab

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Physics Education
  • Engineering Design
  • Biophotonics
  • Biomedical Diagnostics

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Albert Yee

  • Associate Professor of Engineering

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • B.S., Stanford University

I like to build stuff! Engineering can be an incredibly powerful tool to meet peoples' needs and to wisely steward this incredible world that God has created. My goal is to inspire Biola students to become world class engineers that make a positive impact for the glory of God. I'd also like to break the 65 mph speed limit under my own power on a bike (everyone needs a dream, right?).

Courses

  • Physics I
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials

Research Interests

  • Appropriate Technology
  • Human Powered Vehicles
  • Biomechanics

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Elaine Wong

  • Adjunct, CPE

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